Sovereign Grace Believers

Sovereign Grace Believers

P.O. Box 548
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
United States

Attesting Officer
Jon Zens
Correspondent


Media Contact
Corres., Jon Zens

45.4099615, -92.6396509


The Sovereign Grace Believers are a contemporary movement which began its stirrings in the mid-1950s when some pastors in traditional Baptist churches returned to a Calvinist-theological perspective.
The first "Sovereign Grace" conference was held in Ashland, Kentucky, in 1954 and since then, conferences of this sort have been sponsored by various local churches on the West Coast, Southern and Northern states and Canada. This movement is a spontaneous phenomenon concerning reformation at the local church level. Consequently, there is no interest in establishing a Sovereign Grace Baptist "Convention" or "Denomination." Each local church is to administer the keys to the kingdom.
Most Sovereign Grace Believers formally or informally relate to the "First London" (1646), "Second London" (1689) or "Philadelphia" (1742) Confessions.
There is a wide variety of local church government in this movement. Many Calvinist Baptists have a plurality of elders in each assembly. Other Sovereign Grace Believers, however, prefer to function with one pastor and several deacons.
Membership procedures vary from church to church but all require a credible profession of faith in Christ, and proper baptism as a basis for membership.
Calvinistic Baptists financially support gospel efforts (missionaries, pastors of small churches at home and abroad, literature publication and distribution, radio programs, etc.) in various parts of the world.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2002
4,000
0
0
4,000
350
2001
4,000
0
0
4,000
350
2000
4,000
0
0
4,000
350
1998
3,000
0
0
3,000
300
1997
3,000
0
0
3,000
300
1996
3,000
0
0
3,000
300
1992
3,000
0
0
3,000
300
1990
3,000
0
0
3,000
275
1988
2,600
0
0
2,600
275
1987
3,000
0
0
3,000
300
1986
2,000
0
0
2,000
250
1985
7,500
0
0
7,500
250
1983
7,500
0
0
7,500
250
1982
2,600
0
0
2,600
275
1981
2,600
0
0
2,600
275
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2002
450
0
0
450
2001
450
0
0
450
2000
450
0
0
450
1998
400
0
0
400
1997
400
0
0
400
1996
400
0
0
400
1992
400
0
0
400
1990
350
0
0
450
1988
260
0
0
275
1987
300
0
0
320
1986
300
0
0
325
1985
0
0
0
350
1983
350
0
0
350
1982
260
0
0
275
1981
260
0
0
275
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2002
350
0
0
0
2001
350
0
0
0
2000
350
0
0
0
1998
300
0
0
0
1997
300
0
0
0
1996
300
0
0
0
1992
300
0
0
0
1990
275
0
0
1,900
1988
250
0
0
1,900
1987
280
0
0
1,400
1986
250
0
0
3,025
1982
250
0
0
1,900
1981
250
0
0
1,900
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
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